Back to work! Premier League title winners Manchester City begin FA Cup final preparation as Pep Guardiola’s side aim to complete domestic treble
- Manchester City retained the Premier League title against Brighton on Sunday
- Pep Guardiola’s men now turn their attention to this Saturday’s FA Cup final
- City face Watford at Wembley and are aiming to secure a domestic treble
- Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne all trained on Tuesday
Published: 14:59 EDT, 14 May 2019 | Updated: 14:59 EDT, 14 May 2019
Pep Guardiola‘s side managed to see off fierce competition from Liverpool to secure back-to-back league championships on Sunday following a thrilling title race.
But their attentions now turn to this weekend as they seek to complete an unprecedented domestic treble against Watford at Wembley.
Midfielder Bernardo Silva put s his hands to head during Manchester City training on Tuesday
The Citizens did not have long to celebrate retaining their Premier League crown on Sunday
Pep Guardiola is eager to make history at City and will hope to secure a domestic treble
Pep Guardiola led his side out at the Etihad complex as City began their preparations ahead of the Saturday’s showpiece finale.
Gabriel Jesus has not featured as much as he would have liked to this season but he appeared in jovial spirits, unsurprisingly like the rest of the City squad who were still flying high after their title success at the Amex.
The Citizens suffered an 83-second scare when Glenn Murray opened the scoring for the Seagulls in the first half – while rivals Liverpool were already ahead against Wolves.
But Sergio Aguero struck back immediately with a potent left-footed finish to quell any uncertainty.
No side has won all three domestic titles which City hope to achieve when they face Watford
Aymeric Laporte will likely feature when his side take on Watford in FA Cup final on Saturday
Aymeric Laporte put the Citizen’s on their way to victory with a headed goal and he was back in training on Tuesday – likely focusing on the art of defending rather than his goalscoring prowess.
Another defender who has stolen the headlines for finding the net is club captain Vincent Kompany, who was the main protagonist in arguably the defining moment of the season last week against Leicester.
His thunderous 30-yard winner helped his side overcome a dogged Foxes side and he looked on wistfully during Tuesday’s session – while standing in a flower bed.
The Manchester City legend’s contract is up at the end of the season, and it remains unclear as to whether he will sign a new deal.
He will hope to lift one more piece of silverware at Wembley on Saturday before, if an agreement can’t be reached, moving on from the club.
Vincent Kompany looks on wistfully from a pitchside-flower bed during training on Tuesday
Kevin de Bruyne was spotted in training following a season interrupted by injuries